Riverside Museum Family Event Programme

Bring the family along to the Riverside Museum for a day crammed with fun events and activities!

Riverside Museum Family Event Programme

About Riverside Museum Family Event Programme

Exhibitions


Motorbike Wall - Ewan McGregor's BMWs
Ewan McGregor's two motorbikes from his round-the-world adventures take pride of place on the Motorbike Wall.

Car Wall – the Visitors’ Choice 2017
Glasgow’s classic 1980 Porsche 911 Turbo has won the Car Wall Visitors’ Choice of 2017. Which car will win 2018? Cast your vote on the digital touchscreens beside the display!

Clyde Life
A photography display of over 20 stunning images capturing the ever-changing landscape of Glasgow's River Clyde.

Anchors & Adventures
Glasgow's Anchor Line produced beautiful posters in the 1920s and 1930s to advertise its sailing routes around the world. These images appeal to the imagination and our sense of adventure.

A Fair Life
This display explores the history of Scottish fairgrounds and the people who travel the country taking the fun of the fair along with them.

Glasgow Trolleybus
It's been 50 years since trolleybuses once roamed the streets of Glasgow! You can find our single-decker trolleybus, TBS 13 of 1958 in the 1930s–1960sstreet display.


Events


Sunday 1st October: Space Workshop
1.30-4pm | Family 7+
Design and launch your own paper space rocket.

Monday 2nd October: Actor's Tours - Tram Man Tours
11am & 2pm | Family 7+
Travel through history with the Tram Man–don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October: Porthole Paintings
1.30-4pm | Family 7+
Explore Riverside Museum's architecture, views and model ships to imagine and create your own porthole painting.


October Half Term Events


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th: Skateboard Design
1.30-4pm | Family 7+
Get inspired by our collection of skateboards and design your own model.

Monday 16th October: Actor's Tours - Tram Man Tours
11am & 2pm | Family 7+
Travel through history with the Tram Man–don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.

Monday 16th - Friday 20th October: Clay Workshop
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
Pinch, coil, mould and press to create objects made from clay or plaster inspired by our collections.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October: Pipe Cleaner Bicycles
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
From the Penny Farthing to the Flying Scotsman: discover our collection of bicycles and model your own bike design.

 


Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October: Flappy Bats
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
Check out Percy Pilcher's glider and make your own flappy pom-pom bat.

Saturday 4th November: Paper Sparklers at the Fairground
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
Find out about pyrotechnics at the fairground and make a paper sparkler to wave outside.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November: Deep-Sea Coral Paintings
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
Get inspired by colourful deep-sea coral and make your own coral painting. There will be an opportunity to handle real coral from the museum's collection.

Monday 13th November: Actor's Tours - Tram Man Tours
11am & 2pm | Family 7+
Travel through history with the Tram Man–don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.

Saturday 18th November: Posters and Postcards
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
Carve, gouge, puncture and groove to make a perfect picture postcard to send.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November: Plane Models
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
Become a designer and engineer, and construct your own model plane.

Monday 27th November: Actor's Tours - Tram Man Tours
11am & 2pm | Family 7+
Travel through history with the Tram Man–don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.

Monday 27th November - Friday 22nd December: 1966 Batmobile at Riverside Museum
During opening hours
For excited children (and adults) everywhere, come along to see the Adam West Batmobile in the flesh. Keep an eye out for our related programme of activities.

Christmas Events


Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December: Riverside Christmas Festival
11am - 5pm | All Ages
The annual Christmas Festival is back with an even larger indoor Christmas market as well as a free fairground and children's activities. Festive fun for all the family!
There will be a quiet hour on Sun 3 Dec at 10am-11am for families of children with autism to enjoy the free fairground.

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December: Wooden Trains, Toy Figures & Banners
1.30–4pm | Family 7+
Make your own wooden steam train to try out on our track, turn simple materials such as bottle corks into toy figures, or use stencils to print your own hanging banner.

Monday 11th December: Actor's Tours - Tram Man Tours
11am & 2pm | Family 7+
Travel through history with the Tram Man–don't be late or he'll leave without you! Suitable for adults too.


Explore our creative programme of activities for all the family!


Glasgow Museums welcomes families and children of all ages and all our venues are FREE to visit.

Our displays and exhibitions are designed with families in mind, so you’ll always find something interesting to explore when you visit. This event lists activities for families with children up to 12 years old.
They are FREE unless otherwise stated.

The activities listed here are for family groups and children. If you would like to arrange a visit for an organised group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Riverside Museum Family Event Programme are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Riverside Museum or Glasgow Museums

Inner City

Inner City

16th February 2018 - 11th November 2018
Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) presents Inner City, a group exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Michael C McMillen and Glasgow-based artists Alberta Whittle and Mitch Miller.
The Four Graces

The Four Graces

30th May 2018 - 22nd October 2018
Scottish artist Avril Paton’s latest work, The Four Graces (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum), is now on show in the iconic building it depicts.
Scotland Street School Remembers

Scotland Street School Remembers

7th June 2018 - 30th September 2018
Scotland Street School Remembers revisits the history of Scotland Street Schoool and the surrounding community with a fascinating documentary by Scottish artist and filmmaker Margaret Moore!
Blue Light Festival

Blue Light Festival

22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
The Blue Light Festival returns to Riverside Museum over the September Weekend featuring an array of emergency vehicles old and new!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

22nd September 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

22nd September 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

25th September 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Wee Creatives

Wee Creatives

26th September 2018
Wee Creatives are regular playful sessions for under 2s at Glasgow Museum Resource Centre... Explore! Create! Play! Fun!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28th September 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

29th September 2018
The Gallery of Modern Art holds a regular, drop in, Saturday Morning Art Club for 3 to 12 year olds!
Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

Weekly Store Hunters Family Programme

29th September 2018
Don't miss the chance to get creative and have some family fun whilst exploring the fascinating museum stores at GMRC!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

2nd October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

5th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Learn To Draw Still Life With Charcoal

Learn To Draw Still Life With Charcoal

7th October 2018
Join artist Saul Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art and learn how to draw still life using charcoal.
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

9th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

12th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Glasgow Bridges Walk

Glasgow Bridges Walk

14th October 2018
Support Kidney Research UK by taking part in the annual Glasgow Bridges Walk on Sunday 14th October!
Wizard School

Wizard School

16th October 2018 - 19th October 2018
Join Scotland Street School for some spellbinding tricks and enchanting alchemy at their magical Wizard School this October Half Term!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

16th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

19th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

23rd October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

26th October 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Halloween Movie Drive-in

Halloween Movie Drive-in

28th October 2018
Join the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice for their annual Halloween Movie Drive-in events at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum on October 28th!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

30th October 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

2nd November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Learn To Draw Still Life With Pencil

Learn To Draw Still Life With Pencil

4th November 2018
Join artist Saul Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art and learn how to draw still life using pencil.
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

6th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

9th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

13th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Riverside Drive-In Movies

Riverside Drive-In Movies

16th November 2018 - 18th November 2018
Experience The Greatest Showman and Disney's Beauty & the Beast on the worlds largest mobile LED screen when Riverside Drive-In Movies returns this November!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

16th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

20th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

23rd November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

27th November 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

30th November 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Santa Bungee 2018

Santa Bungee 2018

1st December 2018 - 2nd December 2018
Are you feeling fearless this festive season? Brave Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity's Santa Bungee and help support the hospital's young patients!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

4th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

7th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

11th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

14th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB

18th December 2018
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

21st December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!
Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

28th December 2018
Come along to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for their regular Toddler Time sessions on Fridays!

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